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Drug of Abuse Testing Market Study: Government Initiatives and Enforcement of Strict Laws to Offer Tailwinds

According to a recently published report by Future Market Insights (FMI), the global drug of abuse testing market was valued at US$ 1.3 Bn in 2019. Enforcement of legislation of alcohol and drug (A&D) testing and an increase in the number of disorders related to overconsumption of illicit substances are expected to boost the market growth, during the forecast period 2019-2029. Additionally, numerous government initiatives to reduce ill effects of substance abuse at workplace and number of accidents caused by excessive consumption of illicit drug are likely to contribute to growth of the drug of abuse testing market.

The current study by Future Market Insight (FMI) unveiled that the revenue of global drug of abuse testing market is expected to reach US$ ~2,210 Mn, by the end of 2029

Governments Put Emphasis on Drug Free Workplace

For companies, the risk of hiring a person who is a drug addict manifests in several different ways, as there is a significant loss of productivity. Due to reduced productivity of such individuals, numerous employers emphasize implementing acts that will reduce the number of incidents associated with drug intake. For instance, the U.S has stringent laws for drug abuse, and mandates alcohol and drug testing by executing the Drug-Free Workplace Act. The objective of this act is to identify employees who require treatment to overcome their drug consumption. By addressing this issue, employers can improve their safety, productivity, and morale. In addition, India has taken the drug of abuse testing seriously, by making it a mandated process for all the employed individuals in the country. For instance, in an attempt to ensure that pilots and ATC officers are not high on drugs, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) introduced tests to check pilots, flight attendants, and ATC officers for psychoactive substances.

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Cannabinoids Remain Highly Consumed Drug

In 2019, cannabinoids accounted for more than 28% of the total revenue share of the drug of abuse testing market. Cannabis is the largest consumed drug across the globe, particularly in North America and European countries. Legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes is the major reason for increased consumption of cannabis. Furthermore, physicians providing treatment to senior citizens through pain management are prescribing several drugs of abuse testing such as narcotics, which is a lucrative business for physicians in order to obtain reimbursement from services such as Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Owing to this, the consumption of narcotics across the globe is witnessing a significant rise.

North America Leads Global Drug of Abuse Testing Market

As of 2019, North America held 30% of the total revenue share of the global drug of abuse testing market. Drug abuse is a serious problem that can lead to legal, health, and financial problems, and North America is witnessing the same problem in recent years. Therefore, government of the United States is executing various initiatives to monitor the symptoms and to determine whether a population is abusing drugs. For counter-acting drug abuse in the U.S., Patients and Communities Act of 2018 is the latest law implemented by the government.

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Last Updated: 24-May-2021